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Retirement Living in Summersville - West Virginia

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Area Description

Rural and quaint community centrally located in WV and the home of the states' largest lake. Our area offers beautiful landscaping, relaxation, adventure and opportunities to enjoy history. There are lodging options to fit any budget, including hotels, camping and cabins. Restaurants include fast food to fine dining and a coffee shop. We have many attractions, including Summersville Lake-offering swimming, boating, kayaking, a lighthouse overlooking the lake, hiking trails, and a winery. There are numerous antique and primitive shops. There are also many gorgeous overlooks. It is the perfect place to visit or to settle down.

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Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Summersville offers adventure on Summersville Lake--boating, kayaking, swimming, jet skiing, tubing, stand up paddle boarding and a man made beach area. Sarge's Dive Shop offers lake dinner cruises in season. There is also a lighthouse with 122 steps to the top--beautiful view of the lake. You will definitely enjoy Kirkwood Winery--stop by for a tour and a tasting--33 different varieties of wine. There are many hiking trails and overlooks to enjoy.

There are many festivals--Gauley Fest, Grape Stomping Festival, and the Nicholas County Potato Festival. There is a also a county fair.

Summersville is also the home of the Summersville Arena & Conference Center, which offers many community events.

Cultural Activities

The Public Library offers a variety of events for folks of all ages. The Summmersville Arena & Conference Center hosts concerts and dinner theatres. The City Pavilion is the site of summer concerts beginning in June and continuing through August.

Public transportation

Mountain Transit Authority offers bus services in area for shopping, the hospital and others parts of the county.

Medical Facilities

Critical Access Hospital


Monthly Temperatures / Rain / Snow

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain  Snow
 Jan  19.1  28.8  38.5  3.6 "  20.8 "
 Feb  20.6  31.5  42.4  3.1 "  11.5 "
 Mar  28.0  39.7  51.4  3.9 "  8.6 "
 Apr  36.6  49.4  62.1  3.8 "  2.7 "
 May  46.6  58.6  70.7  4.8 "  0.0 "
 Jun  55.2  66.5  77.7  4.4 "  0.0 "
 Jul  59.8  70.5  81.1  5.5 "  0.0 "
 Aug  58.2  69.0  79.8  4.7 "  0.0 "
 Sep  52.0  63.0  74.1  3.6 "  0.0 "
 Oct  39.9  51.8  63.7  3.3 "  0.3 "
 Nov  31.5  42.3  53.0  3.3 "  2.6 "
 Dec  23.9  33.4  42.9  3.5 "  11.6 "

Winter is cold and there is snow--anywhere from an inch to 24 inches. Spring is beautiful and warm, summer is also beautiful and hot, fall is gorgeous--fall foliage is the best!

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Cost of Living for Summersville, WV

Summersville, West Virginia cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options

Homes, affordable housing, a nursing home, several RV parks.

Senior Assistance in Summersville, WV

Summersville, West Virginia offers the following assistance for seniors:

Home care, meals on wheels, bus services, home health, senior center--very active and offers many activities for seniors.

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

Reading to students in schools, Rotary Club and other volunteer organizations.

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